Facilitator Resources

Embracing the Uncertain – A Lenten study by Magrey deVega

Life is full of uncertainties, but this study teaches us how we can learn to face the unknown in our lives by learning from seven Biblical figures. This is a church-wide study that will correspond with our Lenten worship series.  All groups are encouraged to participate.  Contact Nicki Taylor if your group is interested!

There’s no one secret to the success of groups and classes

Here is a helpful list of guidelines for group leaders and participants:

  • Frame every gathering in prayer.
  • Always include scripture.
  • Commit to honesty and confidentiality
  • Attend faithfully.
  • Accept differing points of view.
  • Hold one another accountable.
  • Pray for one another daily.


These resources will help prepare you:


Need a new book, resource or study?


Questions? Need help? Contact Nicki Taylor, Director of Small Group Ministries. 813.253.5388 ext. 231.


Online Resources:


Inspiration and Devotion

  • Upper Room Devotional – Daily devotional with scripture from the United Methodist Church
  • Sacred Space – Daily guided prayer from the Irish Jesuits
  • d365 – Daily guided prayer experience from the Episcopal church, Presbyterian Church USA and Cooperative Baptist Fellowship


Recommended Marriage Studies (all available in our Curriculum Library):

  • 10 Great Dates to Energize Your Marriage, Arp
  • Zimsum of Love, Bell
  • The Five Love Languages, Chapman
  • Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage, Gungor
  • Love to Stay: Sex, Grace and Commitment, Hamilton
  • Your Time-Starved Marriage, Parrott
  • iMarriage – Transforming Your Expectations, Stnaley
  • Because Great Marriages Just Don’t Happen
  • 4 Season’s Marriage, Gary Chapman
  • Scary Close, Donald Miller
  • Sacred Marriage, Gary Thomas
  • Team Us – Marriage Together, Ashleigh Slater
  • The Marriage You’ve Always Wanted, Gary Chapman
  • The 5 Love Languages of Children, Gary Chapman
How to Become a Group Leader

Do you feel led to be a facilitator of a group or class for adults
at Hyde Park United Methodist?

  1. Read through the Expectations for Adult Education Facilitators and see what is required.
  2. Contact Glenn to set up a time to discuss how you could serve.You may also want to browse the different ministry descriptions above for more information about specific roles.

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